Environmental Obligations in Bankruptcy – Who is Responsible?

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 51 (“Redwater”) on January 31, 2019. The case is expected to have sweeping implications for the Oil and Gas industry in Alberta, but the implications extend beyond that industry, and beyond that province. Background In Redwater, […]

Cannabis Legalization: High Time for Municipal Regulation

Weed vendors and consumers will soon be legal in Nova Scotia and we wonder if municipalities are ready.

Why Multinationals and Their Advisors Should Consider Including Nova Scotia...

Nova Scotia can deliver significant benefits to multinational entities as a result of the province’s unique corporate law framework, multinational-friendly tax regime, abundance of government incentives and enticing geographic advantages.

Provincial Health and Safety Legislation is Inapplicable to Federal Undertakings

In Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail c Commission des lésions professionnelles, 2016 QCCS 2424, the Quebec Superior Court held that provincial occupational health and safety legislation does not apply to general contractors working on federal undertakings.

Substantive Consolidation: Efficient and Equitable Restructuring of Group Companies

Gray Aqua Group of Companies, Re is a case from New Brunswick that dealt with the remedy of substantive consolidation under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). Historically, courts have shown reluctance in granting consolidation and it was seen as an extraordinary remedy.